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California QSO Party   2017   Oct 7   Claimed Score

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Call: AI6US
Operator(s): AI6US
Station: AI6US

Class: SOCntyExp LP
Operating Time (hrs): 16
Location: In State/Province

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandCW QsPh Qs
Total:0270Mults48Total Score25,920


Club: Sierra Foothills ARC

Comments:     [email]     2017-10-10 00:10:27
Two single operator 100w stations shared camp at 8980 ft Leviathan Peak on Monitor Pass in remote Eastern California near the Nevada border. Antennas were only separated by about 100 ft, but were almost placed end to end. We coordinated band usage and used single band filters to minimize interference between our stations. A CQP multi-op high power station was located about a mile away to the West, but fortunately, we experienced very little interference. AI6US station used an inverted "L" 131 foot end fed wire with N/S orientation. The far end was supported on a guyed 35' fiberglass mast on top of the ridge and flew from a 43' Spiderbeam telescopic mast from the top of the RV ladder. The wind was so strong that we had to stop contesting to attach mid-span guy lines to the antenna wires and additional guys to the masts. My Yaesu FT-991 was solar powered via a 320AH AGM battery bank and DC/DC step up regulator providing consistent 13.8Vdc. Expedition photos are on my QRZ page. Had a great time operating and hanging out with with AI6JB in an excellent location. Great meals and conversations and beers kept us entertained when the bands closed. The aspens the valleys below were nearing full fall colors. The evenings were cool, the sky was clear and we experienced exceptionally colorful sunrises and sunsets! This was my first contest since getting my license earlier this year. Contesting is a blast! Will be back next year. Bigger, taller, stronger and a few more watts! :)